This Tour Is Offered By
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Association of Uganda Tour Operators
- Tour Types:
- Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Bamboo Ecotours is a Ugandan social enterprise that was founded to promote tourism as a means to transform communities out of poverty. We link travelers to authentic wildlife, cultural and local experiences that directly benefit the traveler and the local communities.
Knowledgeable, accommodating and very responsive - I felt extremely well taken care of
The entire experience was wonderful. Godfrey is a great guide and driver and everything was organized very well. The highlight was definitely the tracking itself and meeting the Gorilla’s. But the organization and flexibility around additional activities was great as well.
The communication was fantastic - Edison was very prompt in replying and helped me with all my questions. He was very proactive and I felt very well taken care of and well prepared before the trip started.
Godfrey, my guide and driver was extremely reliable and I felt very safe with him.
Amazinig tour, great company
Wonderful and exciting days in Uganda! Thanks so much to Bamboo Ecotours for these amazing days (with gorilla and chimpanzee tracking) in your beautiful country. My wife and I always felt super safe and at the same time had very exciting and entertaining days. Edison planned our trip very very good and helped with everything we needed. Our Tour guide Fred is a very nice and professional man who took very good care of us. He is a very good driver, we always felt safe. The places we stayed at were very nice, comfortable, clean and with good food. We would love to comeback. We highly recommend Bamboo Ecotours, you will not regret booking with them!
Reliable, flexible, trustworthy
I could not recommend this company enough. Edison went above and beyond in helping us prepare, always replying straight away and accommodating our many changes (and was so helpful in figuring out all the covid restrictions for all the countries we wanted to go to).
Titto, our guide, was lovely from the moment he picked us up. He was knowledgeable about everything we asked him, and made sure we left not only having seen the gorillas, but also understanding the culture and country more.
Trip of a life time, and you are in good hands with this group! We usually don't use tour companies as we prefer to book everything ourselves, but for a trip like this you have to rely on experts - which these guys were!
Bamboo EcoTours provides exceptional service and world-class hospitality.
We did the three-day gorilla trek through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and our experience wouldn't have been what it was without Bamboo EcoTours.
In the build up to the trip, Edison was so responsive, flexible and accommodating, providing us with many different detailed options and with useful tips for travel, including advice about visas and PCR testing. Once we were in Uganda, Godfrey drove us to our accommodation (which was 500m from one of the gates to the Forest) and made sure that we were comfortable every step of the trip. Godfrey was very knowledgeable about Uganda and its wildlife, and when it came to the gorilla trek, made sure that we were in a group that was hiking further (as we requested). Our gorilla experience was exceptional.
We were blown away by the excellent service and hospitality of Bamboo EcoTours, and couldn't recommend them more.
I have always wanted to trek to see the gorillas, and Bamboo Ecotours made that dream possible. I had looked at several companies, but Edison, the owner, was the only person who responded quickly and was able to answer all of my questions. He was even more amazing when my friend and I missed the connecting flight to Entebbe and arrived a day late. Edison was able to change all of the accommodations by a day. My only regret is that I didn't realize that I could have customized the tour a bit more. I would recommend spending an extra day at Lake Bunyonyi, as we didn't have time to explore the lake. Plus, it would have been nice to have a day to relax a bit. We had upgraded to the moderate accommodations which were wonderful, many with fantastic views. We were provided way too much food though, and I noticed that they catered for vegetarians. Fred, our driver, was great and was willing to accommodate whatever we needed. The appropriate Covid testing was arranged for our trip home, which was much appreciated. As for Uganda...what a fantastic country! I had no idea that it would be so beautiful and have so much to offer. I was amazed at the number of animals and birds that we saw, and I was pleased that the insects seemed to be at a minimum. I would love to go back and see some of the museums and visit some of the birding areas. If and when I do, it will be with Bamboo Ecotours!
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4-Day Gorillas, Wildlife Safari & Kibale Chimp Trekking
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You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP), Kibale NP (Chimps), Entebbe (End)
3-Day Bwindi Gorilla Trek and Lake Bunyonyi Budget Tour
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You Visit: Kigali (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Lake Bunyonyi, Kigali (End)
4-Day Gorillas, Kalinzu Chimps Trek and Wildlife Safari
$1,795 pp (USD)
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You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP), Kalinzu FR (Chimps), Entebbe (End)
5-Day Gorillas, Wildlife Safari & Kibale Chimp Trekking
$2,149 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle)
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP (Chimps), Entebbe (End)
7-Day Gorilla Safari and Chimp Habituation Experience
$2,316 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle)BudgetLodge
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP), Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP), Fort Portal (Town), Kibale NP (Chimps), Kampala (City), Entebbe (End)
8-Day Uganda Gorilla Trek & Chimp Habituation Experience
$3,165 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Banda
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP (Chimps), Kampala (City), Entebbe (End)